5. What is considered an ideal cost structure for each of the following types of reimbursement environments to increase profitability?
- Fee for service (volume-based)
- Capitation (member-based)
6. Provide an example of each of the following types of financial ratios and briefly explain/interpret the meaning for each:
- Profitability ratio
- Liquidity ratio
- Debt management ratio
- Asset management ratio
7. For each of the following questions, identify which of the four categories of financial ratios (see question 6) is best used to answer each one:
- Can the organization afford to borrow more money to finance a planned service line expansion?
- How efficiently is the organization making use of its existing plant and equipment?
- Can the organization effectively meet its short-term obligations?
- How effective is the organization at generating a positive return to support its current operations?